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Having a voice

June 1st, 2016

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Region – For this year’s graduating seniors it will be a year filled with many firsts. One of these will be the first time they will be eligible to vote in the presidential election. With rhetoric that seems uglier than any election in recent memory, this year’s graduating class will have an opportunity to cast a vote that will help shape our nation for the next four years.

Preserving the past for the future

May 25th, 2016

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Southborough – When a prospective buyer said he had plans to purchase the historic Burnett/Garfield stone mansion at 84 Main St. and slate it for possible demolition in July 2014, four local teens – Bridget Brady, Jen Fox, Maggie Shoemaker and Kayleigh Travin- decided they were not okay with that idea.

Business builder

May 19th, 2016

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Marlborough – Over the past several years, the city of Marlborough has proven that it is ready to face the challenges of a new economy. After Fidelity Investments moved its regional facility out of the city in 2012, many wondered how the city would absorb such a major loss. But led by Mayor Arthur Vigeant, the City Council and the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation, Marlborough has successfully attracted major companies to relocate or expand in the city including TJX, Boston Scientific and Quest Diagnostics.

Grafton loses a friend

May 13th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Grafton – The town recently lost one of its biggest supporters with the passing of Edwin Finn.

Finn served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a pharmacist’s mate and then, after being honorably discharged, returned home to work as a pharmacist, eventually opening Finn’s Pharmacy in South Grafton. He was a member of St. James and St. Patrick’s parishes and the Knights of Columbus Mumford Council 365 as well as a big fan of Grafton and Northbridge sports teams.

Walker’s next chapter

May 6th, 2016

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Marlborough – For years, the Frank D. Walker Building has been home to various city offices including the Veterans Services, Retirement Board, and Community Development Authority as well as the United Way of Tri-County’s Marlborough Community Cupboard.

Letter to Editor: Corridor Nine Business Expo is great success

May 2nd, 2016

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To the Editor:

It was a great day for business at the Corridor Nine Area Chamber’s Annual Business Expo held on April 6 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough. Remaining true to its mission to create networking opportunities for business professionals, the Corridor Nine Expo was a bustling marketplace with 123 exhibitors and record attendance with 1,323 attendees! Celebrating its 25th year of the show, the Corridor Nine Expo continues to provide an unprecedented opportunity to network and interact with industry leaders from the Route 9/495 Region.

A bridge more travelled

April 28th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Last November, the new Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, which connects Shrewsbury to Worcester via Route 9, officially opened to great fanfare. The bridge, which replaced the nearly 100-year old bridge spanning Lake Quinsigamond, was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

A road less crumpled

April 21st, 2016

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Grafton – The town of Grafton will receive just over $500,000 this year in state funds to help repair pot holes, resurface roads and conduct other infrastructure repairs.

The funding was included as part of a $200 million Chapter 90 bond authorization approved by the House of Representatives on March 30.

A man with many hats

April 20th, 2016

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Northborough –Mark Leahy has announced that he is retiring next month as Northborough’s Police Chief to become the executive director of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association.

He will be taking over for the association’s current executive director A. Wayne Sampson, who is the former Shrewsbury Police Chief.

A clean sweep

April 14th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Region- Now that winter is finally over, groups in several of local towns are out and about picking up trash and sprucing up their communities.

Shrewsbury Girl and Boy Scouts, as well as other civic groups, spent a recent rainy Saturday working in and around town.

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